“We are honored to highlight two of our K-9 teams in Phoenix, AZ,” SLCPD states in a social media post.
The explosive detection teams have been selected from across the country to help protect the big game.
Officer Thad Hansen and his partner K-9 Pongo, as well as Officer John Lynn and his partner K-9 Lux, have been selected to work the Super Bowl, marking the first time in history a K-9 team from SLCPD has been assigned to the job.
The two teams are normally assigned to SLCPD’s Airport Division K-9 Squad. “These specially trained K-9s are an effective tool in detecting concealed explosives,” SLCPD states.
In preparation for the Super Bowl, the two officer-duos will be responsible for helping to ensure all the buildings at the event are secure.
This year’s Super Bowl airs at 4:30 p.m. MST Sunday on Fox.